Category Archives: Our Catholic Identity

OLDIE PODCAzT 88: Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart; Leo XIII’s Annum Sacrum

Here is my now “oldie” PODCAzT from 2009.  As I listened to this, I was struck by how timely it still is, especially about how some are trying to banish Christ and the Church from the public square.
ORIGINAL 11 June 2009
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5 Steps of Persecution

Life Site picked up on something that my friend Msgr. Charles Pope posted on his blog.  HERE You should see this.
Here is a mere sample:
It is rare that a respected segment of American life would become vilified and hated overnight. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Senate passes bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks.

I just watched the video stream of The Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, offering the opening prayer of the Wisconsin Senate on a day when the Senate voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks.

The prayer had … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’d like to be EMHC for nursing homes but not during Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have a question that has been troubling me lately and I hope that you can answer my concern. There is a monthly roster that is posted at our parish to let the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion what … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confession before conversion

From a reader…
I just read through your “ASK FATHER: Can non-Catholics go to confession?” post. For me, as a convert who was validly Baptized outside the Church, and because I had a horrific first Confession experience, it begs the question of when those … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I attend an invalid SSPX wedding?

From a reader…
ok — so I get that according to cannon law, since sspx marriages are not “canonically approved’, they are not valid. My God- daughter, and my CLOSEST friend’s daughter is getting married in the fall by an sspx priest. She is … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Corpus Christi – COLLECT (2002MR)

In 1246, Robert of Thourotte, Bishop of Liège, Belgium, had instituted in his diocese the feast now known as Corpus Christi at the request of an Augustinian nun Juliana of Cornillon, who composed an office for it.  In 1264, Pope … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Viewing of bodies in church in front of Blessed Sacrament

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was wondering on how the practice of having viewings before a funeral Mass in Church began? It seems that this practice is becoming more and more common. It seems to me that church viewings are inappropriate because of all of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’m dying and I want for my funeral…

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am dying and planning my funeral. I like the formulations in the old Latin funeral more than in the Novus Ordo. Can English translations of the old mass be substituted for parts of the new Mass?
The provisions of Summorum … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The Magical Friday Bacon-Fish!

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I saw from NOAA today that they discovered a species of moonfish which is “the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds.” HERE
Since in your wonderful post about eating … Continue reading

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